Tunisia

Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Agriculture in Tunisia

The number of farmers

The agricultural sector contributes in employment of about 16.3% of total active workers , knowing that this percentage in 1994 was around 22%.
The Evolution of the Proportion of Active Workers in the Agricultural Sector 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 The Number of Active Workers in the Agricultural Sector 579.946 565.9 557.8 578.9 575.8 534.5 530.4 Ratio to the total labor force 19,3 18,3 17,7 18,1 17,6 16,9 16,3 Source:National Institute of Statistics.
The peasant labor is essentially family labor. The family labor counts, according to the results of the investigation carried out under the monitoring of the 2011-2012 agricultural season, approximately 1,190,000 people (58.7% of them are men and 41.3% women), with small proportion of full-time, equivalent to 488 000 permanent jobs.
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